The Space Needle is considered an icon of Seattle and still one of the most popular places to visit and photograph over fifty years later.
Hayden Thompson was still working regularly in the music business in the early 1960s despite his lack of recording success.
The Space Needle an observation tower in Seattle, Washington is completed in time for the 1962 World's Fair.
The Space Needle is 605 ft high, 138 ft wide, and weighs 9,550 tons.
It was completed in less than 1 year just in time for the opening of the 1962 World's Fair.
The cars continued to evolve as more compacts appeared and sold well in the United States.
The Cold War continued to worsen when the Russians placed Ballistic Missiles on Cuban land just 90 miles away from the coast of Florida in and JFK called the bluff by threatening war unless they were removed which they were but for a short time the world was on the brink of nuclear war and self destruction.
The president then set a goal of landing a man on the moon before the end of the decade and became more involved in politics in Southeast Asia by training South Vietnamese pilots.Folk music was evolving into protest music thanks to young artists like Bob Dylan and the birth of Surfing music by the beach boys grew in popularity meanwhile in England the Beatles record the single "Love Me Do".The domed top housing the top five levels including rotating Sky City restaurant at 500 ft and an observation deck at 520 ft.The last elevator car was installed the day before the Fair opened on April 5, 1962.During the Worlds Fair the Space Needle drew over 2.3 million visitors, when nearly 20,000 people a day used its elevators.this was nearly 1/4 of all the visitors to the Worlds Fair.